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Taxi in Koh Samui

Unbeatable Koh Samui Taxi Prices

TRAINED DRIVERS

Hand picked & english speaking drivers

LOW PRICES

Same price as a regular Taxi from the line

FLIGHT MONITORING

Drivers are always on time

QUALITY SUPPORT

24/7 Email & Phone support

Unbeatable service for your taxi in Koh Samui

For pure relaxation and tropical vibes, Koh Samui is the perfect destination. This stunning island is the second largest in Thailand and is home to palm-tree-lined beaches, luxury spas and high-end resorts. To keep the relaxation going, the easiest way to get around the island is to take a quick and reliable Koh Samui taxi. You can easily hail a taxi in Koh Samui in the street, book your rides in advance or call one of the Koh Samui taxi phone numbers.

TRAINED DRIVERS

Hand picked & english speaking drivers

LOW PRICES

Same price as a regular Taxi from the line

FLIGHT MONITORING

Drivers are always on time

QUALITY SUPPORT

24/7 Email & Phone support

How much does a taxi cost?

Taxi prices
Day time
(05:00 - 24:00)
Night time
(00:00 - 05:00)
Duration
FROM AIRPORT TO CHAWENG
13 €
14 €
12 MIN
FROM CHAWENG TO NATHON PIER
21 €
22 €
35 MIN
FROM CHAWENG TO BO PHUT BEACH
13 €
14 €
15 MIN
Yellow and burgundy Koh Samui taxis lined up in a rank on the street, with shops behind.

Koh Samui taxi prices

Although most taxis in Koh Samui are fitted with taximeters, many drivers will not use them to determine their Koh Samui taxi prices. Your driver will most likely come up with a price based on where you’re travelling to at the time you get in the taxi. Make sure you always try to negotiate your final fare; you can use the pricing table above to give you an indication.

As a general rule of thumb, a short journey around town starts at around €8 (THB 300), while a longer journey between towns or to a far-off beach can cost up to €32 (THB 1,250). Expect higher rates for further destinations such as Maenam, Bang Po, Lipa Noi or Taling Ngam. You’ll find boards in major tourist spots listing prices to all the major towns and beaches.

Alternatively, if you find a taxi driver who turns on the taximeter, the rates will be calculated as follows:

Base fare: €2.35 (THB 90)
Price/km for first 2 km: €1.30  (THB 50)
Price/km after 2km: €0.30 (THB 11)
Price/km after 11 km: €0.22 (THB 9)
Price/km after 20km: €0.18 (THB 7)

*Keep in mind that €3.90 (THB 150) will be added to your fare for taxi rides at night.

For Koh Samui Airport taxis, you can get a fixed fare based on zones from the official airport taxi provider – SmackOne. All you have to do is prepay for a taxi ticket at the counter at the airport and hand your ticket to the driver.

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How to get a taxi in Koh Samui

Taxis in Koh Samui are gold on top and burgundy on the bottom, making them extremely easy to spot cruising around the island. If you’re in one of the smaller towns like Chaweng, you will be able to easily hail a taxi in the street as they are plentiful. You’ll also find taxi stands at all major attractions on the island.

However, if you’re in a more secluded area or just don’t want to wait for the next taxi to pass, you can book your rides in advance or call a Koh Samui taxi phone number and arrange a pickup. Some of the higher-rated phone dispatch taxi companies in the area are:

Mr. Tap Taxi: +66 83 509 6577
Sek Taxi Samui: +66 80 019 1178
Smile Taxi: +66 88 760 6001

Finally, whilst Uber and other popular taxi apps don’t operate in Koh Samui, there are still a couple of ride-hailing apps you can download to book a ride on the island. Grab and NaviGo are the most trusted taxis apps on Koh Samui, however, prices are often higher than regular taxi prices and there aren’t many drivers, so you could be waiting for a while.

Benefits of booking your Koh Samui taxi with Welcome

Communicating with local drivers in a different language and negotiating prices can be stressful and time-consuming. To avoid this, why not book your taxi in Koh Samui in advance with Welcome Pickups instead? We offer competitive fixed rates, English-speaking local drivers, guaranteed on-time pickups and 24/7 customer support for your entire stay in Koh Samui.

Koh Samui taxi tips

  1. Be sure to agree on your Koh Samui taxi price before beginning your journey to avoid being overcharged.
  2. Any journey from Koh Samui Airport will have a fixed rate based on zones.
  3. You can fit up to 4 passengers in a standard taxi in Koh Samui.
  4. Tipping your driver isn’t expected, but if they help you load and unload items or offer an extremely good service, it will be appreciated.
  5. For a more novelty experience, you can get around by Songthaew, which is an adapted truck offering shared rides around the towns and major tourist destinations on Koh Samui.

Wheelchair-accessible taxi in Koh Samui

If you or one of your travel companions is travelling in a wheelchair, you won’t be able to take a transfer in one of the local taxis. Standard Koh Samui taxis don’t have hydraulic lifts or ramps to safely accommodate wheelchair users.

You will need to pre-book your ride with a specialist company on the island in advance. You can contact your hotel or accommodation and ask for more information on local services with adapted vehicles. 

Koh Samui taxi safety and complaints

Taking a taxi in Koh Samui is generally safe. However, as the local taxis aren’t heavily monitored or regulated, you may run into issues such as overcharging or unprofessional drivers. To avoid such issues, you can pre-book your Koh Samui taxi transfers with a trusted and world-renowned transfer company such as Welcome Pickups.

If you opt for a local service and run into any issues, just note down the taxi registration number and driver ID, keep your receipt, and report it to the company or local police.

Frequently asked questions

How to get a taxi in Koh Samui?

Finding a Koh Samui taxi is easy enough, and there are a few ways you can do so. You can hail one from the street, head to the nearest taxi rank, use a Koh Samui taxi app, call a taxi service and arrange a pickup or book a private transfer in advance.

How do I call a Koh Samui taxi?

If you’re looking for a Koh Samui taxi number to call for a pickup, there are a few available. Some of the better-rated phone dispatch local taxis are Mr. Tap Taxi (+66 83 509 6577), Sek Taxi Samui (+66 80 019 1178), and Smile Taxi at (+66 88 760 6001).

How are Koh Samui taxi prices calculated?

Koh Samui taxi fares will be decided upon by your driver based on your final destination. There are no official fixed rates for journeys around the island. Your driver will suggest a final fare and you can negotiate from there. Typically, a short journey will usually cost around €8 (THB 300), while a longer journey shouldn’t cost more than €32 (THB 1,250). For set fares for your taxi in Koh Samui, you can always pre-book your transfers with Welcome Pickups.

Are taxis in Koh Samui safe?

Taking a taxi in Koh Samui is usually safe and pleasant. However, if you do experience issues such as overcharging or a rude and dangerous driver, be sure to report them to the local authorities. You will need to note down your driver’s ID number and the taxi number if you wish to make a formal complaint.

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